Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing
Heli-skiing (Randy Lincks photo)
Seen from the Valley, the Lizard Range rises to a series of spiky peaks. Beyond the ridge, the elevation keeps rising to the playground of two of Fernie's snowcat operators.
A third operator has tenure on the other side of the valley. Each offers a unique cat-skiing experience in the deep, dry powder of the Kootenay Rockies.
Powder Cowboy Cat Skiing
With access to close to 2,500ha/6,000ac of open slopes, big bowls and treed glades, Powder Cowboy promises a daily total of up to 4,267m/14,000ft of vertical.
Women may enjoy the Girlski tours, for which most of the guides and snowcat drivers are women. Powder Cowboy also offers an innovative kids program for 12-18-year-olds. Day skiing is available on a standby basis.
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